We are a new research group in the Department of Chemistry and RNA Institute at the University at Albany-SUNY. Our lab is located on the second floor of Life Sciences Research Building 

in uptown campus. 


As a research group, we are working at the interface of Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Biology and Medicine. Students in our lab experience various techniques from multiple disciplines. Our team is highly motivated in engineering nanomaterials and their application in biomedical research.

  • Neil's work on DNase I and graphene nanoassemblies is accepted for publication in Bioconjugate Chemistry.
  • We have three great news! YigitLab received three awards at the 2014 Annual Life Sciences Research Symposium on December 12, 2014. 
       Congratulations team!        
        M. Salih received the Best Talk Award.
        Mustafa received the Runner Up Talk Award.
        Neil received the Best Poster Award.
  • Mustafa's work on smart polymer functionalized graphene nano-devices is accepted for publication in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.
  • Congratulations to M. Salih for his paper accepted in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!
  • Mustafa's recent work is accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!
  • Neil's review paper is accepted in WIRE's RNA.
  • Mehmet received FRAP-A award from the 2014 Faculty Research Award Program at UAlbany for development of theranostic  agents
  • Our recent work is accepted for publication in BioNanoScience (below). Congratulations to Muhit!
  • Neil presented our work on miRNA and graphene oxide at the 1st Annual Sigma-Aldrich Symposium & Workshop RNA Science and its Applications at University of Albany on January 2014.
  • We welcome Neil and Salih to YigitLab!
  • Muhit's paper is accepted in Analyst!
  • Mustafa and Muhit presented their work at the Finger Lakes RNA meeting on October 2013.
  • Our lab 's first paper is accepted in J. Mater. Chem. B. Congratulations to Mustafa and Muhit!
  •  Mustafa received Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Travel Award for the Finger Lakes RNA meeting on October 2013.
  • Congratulations to Muhit on another award - Hudson Valley RNA Club Travel Award - for the Finger Lakes RNA meeting on October 2013!
  • Congratulations to Muhit on his 2012-2013 GSEU Professional Development Award!
  • Derek graduated with a Baccalaureate Degree in Chemistry. Congratulations!
  • Muhit Rana, Mustafa Balcioglu and Derek Treonze joined YigitLab.